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in other words, dealing with one problem here as opposed to 100 problems is what you are asking us to do. >> please. >> thank you for coming. my question would be, what could you do to get the government out of our lives and let us use our god-given ability and talent to make things better for everyone. >> i suppose the easiest answer would be just to vote no on new programs. i think there are a lot of things out there already this year than to have the pill. .. i have found it easier to stop -- to cause problems for not getting larger and not establishing new problems and i found it to do with older programs. programs. being a person wants to limit government, i found the best way to do it was through the taxing policy. if you limit the money coming into the federal treasury, you will limit what can be spent to some extent. you are still having overspending. i do not by the principal that an increase the dollar of taxes is a dollar reduction in expenditures -- in the deficit. a dollar increase in taxes does not result in a dollar decrease in deficits. what it results in is probabl
. you have helped us to answer the question whether washington is empty in august and the answer is, no, we thank you all for being here with us today for this joint newsmaker and book and author committee event. i am chair of the newsmaker committee and also washington correspondent for workforce management, a business magazine published by crane publications. and the book and author committee chair is andrew schneider and andrew is over here to my right, he's an associate editor at kipling washington editors. this morning we're going to explore the privatization of intelligence, a topic whose news peg was sharpened to my delight by today's front page stories on the c.i.a. outsourcing 2004 operations designed to kill al qaeda leaders. we have an outstanding panel to delve into this topic. general hayden to my left, he's a retired four-star air force general who served as the director for the national security agency from 1999 to 2005, and director of the c.i.a. from 2006 to 2009. to my right, my immediate right, is another former bush administration official michael chertoff who was se
caused many of us to question that while households are tightening their budgets, federal agencies continue to report profit two companies if it were expected and not earned. it is if one had a restaurant and you go to it as a customer. it is if you are a waiter or waitress and charged them with items that you did not ask for. some agencies are giving contractors or were just as poorly, pretty much everything those contractors could want. . . that said, i do believe there can be some possible solutions and some that we may want to pursue. after it was exposed that department of defense contractors were getting reword fees, this estimated in foreign $50 million in savings in the programs were the rollover practice was once used. perhaps, this should be extended to other agencies. i've personally do not see the object of incentivizing worked contractors if we do not know whether they work. in some cases, they do not know what they want out of the contractors that they do business with, let alone how the performance should be delivered. schedules and put -- skills and -- they may be u
. harrington with 11, 12, and 13 to drop to two under. tiger used that window to begin to pull away. playing the 362 yard par 4, 14th. he's requesting to try to drive it on the green. and guess what? this one ends up on the back fringe. we remind you, a 362 yard par 4. he would bird hey from there to move to 6 under. next up, the par 5, 15th. this is harrington's second shot, from the fairway bunker. up over a bunker, on to the green. paddy said afterwards, tiger told me he'd pay to see someone do that. so i asked him for 50s. shoots a 73. finishes 3 under through two rounds. tiger on 15. third shot chipping from off the green to within a foot. he would tap in. birdie. moves to 7 under. three shots on 15, birdie putt. and the would bogie 18, shoot 70 for his second round. phil mickelson trying to make a late run putting with the eagles on the 7th hole on the front nine. he started on the back nine. makes it, shoots a 74. second straight day. sits at plus 4. 11 shots back of tiger woods. who is the story. four-shot lead over five players, lee westwood, ian poulter five off of missing the cut.
to this ring to see who's faster... on the internet. i'll be using the 3g at&t laptopconnect card. he won't. so i can browse the web faster, email business plans faster. all on the go. i'm bill kurtis and i'm faster than floyd mayweather. (announcer) switch to the nation's fastest 3g network and get the at&t laptopconnect card for free. a whole bunch of late games going on now. rangers and angels. texas, 7-2 on the year against the angels. they need a sweep would be great. but at least two out of three. top three right now. 5-1 there. the mets out in san diego. 2-0. the braves on the mound for atlanta. they're up 2-1. ryan church, an r.b.i. single. tim lincecum on the mound. they're up 2-1. bengie molina, six of his home runs have come with tim lincecum starts. so it's going to buy him something down the road. we'll continue to update those. back to highlights now. second round of the bridgestone invitational. tiger woods has won this event six times. he entered friday four strokes back. tiger started on the back nine. here on the par 5, 16th. even par for the day. putting for birdie. drops. ti
with the american public and layout his healthcare plan. tell us exactly what he wants. then he can go to the wall with his public approval, his support in congress and push forward on that plan, make it it clear what's in it and what is not in it and then get into the negotiations with the house and the senate. >> host: is it too late, when has the train left the station? >> guest: well, you are letting the opponents of healthcare, of of the obama plan if there is one, concrete in form. you are letting the opponents define what it it is and they are very good at it it. just as democrats are very good at painting republicans into a corner, the republicans, conservatives are very good at painting the president into a corner. so what's happening is that they're punching at every possibility, every possible component of the plan and the president has yet to say, this is what i favor and here is the bill that i favor. he's letting these bills move through congress. they got this in them and that in them. you had a caller earlier who said he's read the entire bill. good for him. he can't find anythin
to the u.s. district court for the southern district of new york the senate approved her nomination by unanimous consent. when president clinton in 1998 nominated her to the second circuit court of appeals the senate voted 67-29 to confirm her on an overwhelmingly bipartisan co. per now familiar personal story is no less impressive. the confirmation of judge sonia sotomayor to the highest court in the country will inspire girls and young women everywhere to work hard and set their dreams high. americans look to the lawmakers to work together to make the country stronger. they expect us to put partisanship aside to advance the interest of the american people. if there is one issue we should be able to come together on to put aside our differences it is the confirmation of judge sonia sotomayor to the united states supreme court. i look forward to having the opportunity to go to in support of her confirmation with the majority of my colleagues. thank you, mr. president and thank you senator klobuchar. >> i yield back
of us deficient -- individually is an interesting concept but one that we do not have any money to train toward today. . we're going to turn now to sort of a case study of how this works out in a specific place, that is to say, the commonwealth of massachusetts. we've asked our next two speakers to address, first, private sector approach, and then a public sector approach for dealing with the question of access. that means we're going to hear next from debra devoe, the executive director of community transformation of blue cross/blue shield of massachusetts. one aspect of her work is the dramatic new initiative on payment reform which was recently launched by blue cross/blue shield. the c.e.o. of that corporation, i was delleding -- telling debra before we started, he's been describing this initiative at meetings of a commission he served on and that i attended meetings of and it is a fascinating experiment. while the congressional negotiators struggle with how to reshape health system payment for care in a way that encourages high quality and cost effectiveness, deb and her colleagues i
of using foreign while to interpret american statutes and the statement that there is, quote, no objective stance but only a series of perspectives. however during her testimony many of her answers were inconsistent with her record and others were evasive and not adequate. on several occasions judge sotomayor appeared to run away from the philosophy she has so publicly articulated. other answers i conclude were not possible. it has been repeatedly suggested judge sotomayor's speeches and words are being taken out of context. i've read the speeches in their entirety. her words are not taken out of context in fact when one reads her speeches in their entirety in context the impact is more troubling, not less. for example, judge sotomayor said on repeated occasions that she, quote, willingly accepts that judges must not deny the differences resulting from experience and heritage but attempt continuously to judge when those opinions, sympathies and prejudices are appropriate, close quote. when i asked whether there was any circumstance which a judge should allow prejudice is to impact the deci
are both evidence late -- it like to have care and are unable. president bush used to say help those who can't help themselves. let's focus on those minor problems. let's focus on tort reform, focus on helping people carry their coverage over to a new job. but leave us alone. and that's all we would ask. leave us alone. [applause] i would like to ask you today if you would commit to working on those problems rather than throwing everything into turmoil? [applause] >> well, what i commit to working on those problems and not throwing everything into turmoil, that is a pretty generalized statements that i can agree with. stan touch, i will be back next year. if i am reelected, i will be back the year after that. who has number seven? >> thank you for coming, arlen specter. >> let me answer more fully. i do not want to see tomorrow, we want to have a sense of an answer. we have a series of problems. i want to take them up one by one. we want to figure out what the problem is, and what is the way that we should deal with them in a democracy. >> [inaudible] >> i am not familiar with 3400, let
in a crisis? the answers are painfully obvious. we must be like the man from pennsylvania. we must use the power to communicate and hold our leaders accountable. we must educate america. we must take america back. thank you very much. . . >> after the 2008 election, our friends on the left had some helpful advice for us. move to the left. it was similar to the advice after goldwater lost, after clinton won in 1992. the other team cheerfully advises us to stop talking about taxes, nobody cares about taxes and more. that reminds me of the scene late in committee were the bad guys as to the heroine, put down a gun and we will talk. [laughter] and that the hair -- and if the hero is a foolish, the movie goes on for 45 more minutes. [unintelligible] our coalition holds together because everybody here and everybody in washington, who becomes a tea party activists, are there around the table, for different reasons but they are all there because on the issue that news there but and that brings them to politics, they want one thing from the federal government, they want to be left alone. [appla
was to help us pitchers out, the young pitchers. we can look a lot more successful than when we're not able to make those plays. >> the twins get two runners on with one out in that 7th inning. how important was it for you to finish out that inning? >> very important. there has been a lot of rallies that have gone on and eventually knocked me out this year, so to be in at near the end of that game, being tired, and still get those outs is a huge confidence booster. it's great for the team. >> two runs in the first inning, nolan beats out the infield hit, they get the error, so two runs score, so you take the mound with it was two-run lead. helpful? >> yeah, my problem has never been the lied. my problem has been pitching well enough to hold those leads, or give us a chance to come back and score runs, so whether we get two runs or zero, i'm hope to be get us off on the right foot, and today we get the two runs, and we're on our way. >> mark: looking forward to going home? >> absolutely. it's been a long trip. >> turn on thes to mark. 7 innings, six hits, one earned run, no walks, five stri
liability, actuarially determined by a opn. . a study by a group which uses different assumptions from those used from another group. the private sector plans are reviewed. they start at a higher rate and decrease to a rate of a 5%. the report applies the 5% through active projections. it is not steady somethings that cover the postal service. cover the postal service. there trend assumption is appropriate. the assumption is based on careful consideration that there is a historical trend at the other program. retirees and employees are covered under a single program and participation in medicare is not required. both of these programs features drives premiums upwards. there is a review of the assumption. one person applied and trend rate with increases higher than 7% until 2016 and lower their after. use of this trend assumption produces a result that is similar to the 7% used by the other report. the mercer report states that a 7% trend rate or higher would be a reasonable trend assumption and is consistent with the historical results achieved. both opm and hay have a discount of a certain
invite to you join us again tomorrow. more o's action the -- more o's action. jeremy guthrie will be on the mound going against nick blackburn. coverage on masn 2 at 7:30 followed by game coverage at 8:00. buck martinez and wjz's mark viviano, jim hunter saying so long from the metrodome in minneapolis. tonight's telecast has been a masn presentation. a lot to discuss and dissect in this one. back to the studio "o's xtra" now tom davis and rick dempsey. >> "o's xtra" post-game. the orioles just lost on delmon young rbi single. minnesota 7-6 over the orioles. when you look back at it, it's the first time minnesota was on top in the ballgame. they had so many opportunities. >> they did. orioles twice this three-run lees leads in that. they jumped out to a three-run lead. they let minnesota come back from this point right there. they took a three-run lead in two. it was the sixth inning of the ballgame. bottom of the six inning, baltimore and loath the bases and gives up an rbi single and walks a couple people. it was -- it was just one of the nights where the orioles just seeme
with interest the money that taxpayers used to stabilize the system. and one of the -- i think one of the results of this is the mid-session review we would expect the deficit to be 1.58 trillion rather than the 1.8 trillion that the administration and the congressional budget office believed would be the case just a few months ago. part of that is the to under 50 billion that is not needed because of the stability as a result of the actions taken on the financial system, and outlays that are $78 billion lower for fdic. >> taking those out -- and that makes sense that it would show some confidence in the financial industry -- but how would you describe the budget situation as of? is the budget situation improving, or is the budget situation deteriorated? >> the budget situation continues to be a great challenge. obviously -- i've talked in here about one of the best ways to bring down our budget deficit and to get fiscal responsibility is to get our economic house in order and get the economy back on track. i think it's no surprise, if you look back over the course of the last six
have to earn a second chance? what has this guy done other than serving had his time to show us that he's a changed man? i haven't seen anything. >> the eagles will have a news conference friday morning at 11 eastern at the nova care training complex. tony dungy will be there with vick. you can see it. and vick's first practice will be on saturday. >> 5:58. that's how long tom brady played last season. he missed the entire preseason with a mysterious right foot injury. and then safety bernard powell rolled into his left leg in the first quarter of the season opener. for the first time since the knee injury and the pats open for pret season in phillie. this took a back seat to all the michael vick news. brady to chris baker, the former jets and it's 7-0 patriots. ensuing drive, the eagles love to run the screenplay. donovan mcnabb to rookie mccoy. gain of 17 yards. also 10 carries for 55 yards for mccoy. that would lead to a field goal. ensuing patriots drive, brady going deep for randy moss. but it's picked off by shelden brown. brady, however, would shake off mistake. as he played unti
believe it is on the tune of close to $200 billion over the next decade. . . >> someone could enter the u.s. illegally in a feature or as a tourist who has a significant medical condition that requires health care. they could declare themselves to be eligible for these programs, and role in this public auction, begin to receive medical care without ever being checked as to whether or not they are in the united states lawfully or eligible for these programs. i believe under this legislation, will begin to draw the seriously ill from all over the world to begin to come here to receive free medical treatment. once you put these individuals up to the dialysis machine or what ever is, we are unlikely to pull the plug and say, get out of here. it is absolutely mind-boggling, the president that is being established here there -- and the precedent that is being established youhere. a that is targeted to low-income people, medicaid, public housing, food stamps, so forth. over the next decade, the u.s. will spend $1.50 trillion on means tested welfare for lower skilled immigrants. those are the high
of the rest so we were elected and we had a wonderful time than the nevada state legislature called us the gold dust twins richard had more hair and my hair was more golden. i tell you, we have had good times together but difficult times. richard and i we just had a lot of fun. >>host: and richard bryan of course, his living back in nevada i assume you see him from time to time? >> yes. he is leading a good life. >>host: i've of love to talk to you about more of your professional life from the time you left searchlight to the time that you came to the senate but i do want to talk about the time that we have i am afraid we will run out of time, i want to move if i can to life in the senate the circumstances we face today that challenges that the said it faces as it attempts to govern first and provide party leadership in the caucus and congress and country it is a multifaceted job made harder than ever before by circumstances that did not exist for the five or 30 years ago. but tell us what it is to be today and the challenges you face howl challenging or rewarding it this? >> you were
of experience in that room and we had someone who is leading us that we all admire so very much. the president did not get one standing ovation but several of them. he was really reminding me of the days when i was in football and the cuts gave you a pat tot. you came out ready to take on the world. we are ready to take on the world. senator dodd? >> we thank you and the president. this was very gracious. we're going to recommend that we do this every tuesday at the white house. but the president was enthusiastic about where we are and what was accomplished. and let me echo the leaders' words and the president's strong suggestion, that we get this job done. as the leaders pointed out, off four of five committees that acted. i have a lot of confidence in max baucus. he had been through a tricky effort to reach a bipartisan agreement in the finance committee. i am confident that he can get that done. we're ready to sit down and mail are legislation and work with the house. the process is a dynamic one. we welcome people who want to come to our table and share their ideas, whether they be democra
that the president"pñ used on march 27. i think probably ambassador eikenberry's budget request that was recently reported reflects that again. so in that context, for, from the perspective of the mediterranean -- american people, how do you define clear objectives of what you are trying to succeed with as out putts against the -- how do you measure success against that broader array of problems and inputs? >> a very key question which john, you are alluding to is of course if our objective is to defeat, destroy, dismantle al qaeda an they're primarily in pakistan why are we doing so much in afghanistan? it's a legitimate question. it was addressed directly by hillary clinton in her july 15 speech at the council on foreign relations here in washington. and it's a relatively simple connection but it needs to be very explicitly stated. al qaeda and the taliban, or to be more precise the talibans, because pakistan taliban and afghan taliban have some connections but they are also separate in many ways and it's very elusive to analyze the inner connections. and by the way in the aftermath of mehsud's
of violence that many of us, a particularly those ofs that were in kabul at the time in fact, there seemo happen two elections, one on kabul where the st of our ability to judge went rather smoothly was by the but, -- a book and in ma polling stations that i visited, seem to be professionalism, seem to be dedicated to what they were doing. they were on the press and but as reports came the filtering and, it was evident that the piur was different elsewhere in the country. that it may very well happen two elections that day but it s not even that clear because there had been to bomb attacks which we were totally unaware of. and across the country there wereundreds of at excellence associat with the election but none of this was no because there is a conscious effo in which the mia agreed to participate in any news of thi violence wi be kept suppressed needs to come our way the objective was pposedly not to discourage people from coming out and voting. >> we as observers saw what was really not an accurate picture what was going on national. what w saw was a true picture of wt was happenin
kennedy asked us to do what we could for our country. i just wanted to say, what about anybody 30 or younger is no benefit from social security, we will still pay into it and we will still contribute. if you are at a certain age after a certain time you just don't get any benefits. we will not see it anyway. at least a note but i want leave my kids with the same thing. as 30 you are at the age were you can work and set up on your own retirement. you have plenty of years, you have years for mutual-fund and retirement accounts. i want to present you with that idea and see what you thought about it. i don't mind sacrificing it. >> how about this? your employer pays 6.2% for social security and you pay 6.2% of your cellar for social security tax. 12.4%. how about 80 the employer's share and continue to put that into the system, about four younger workers, you of to opt out of that plan and have more of a 401k type of plan. still, a government rule -- regulated entity. if you would have -- and the retired federal employees here? yes ma'am. are you on the thrift savings plan? >> yes. ho
's experience, we treated the campaign promises as gospel. that was the only scripture to guide us. he had loved all aspects of politics, but he loved the courtesy to the couple see part best and funding for president was the ultimate job interview and that the agenda he laid out represented the terms of his contract. when we got to washington, that's not necessarily how the congress regarded it and even some in our own party followed the campaign closely and listened to what he said that were not necessarily convinced that everything he promised was a good idea so there was an enormous amount of back-and-forth and a lot of pressure from people who were not part of the campaign and our party or the other party to selectively edit the campaign promises but from clinton's standpoint, he always felt that that was the way he should keep score and for those of us who have been in the campaign, and i sure margaret had the same experience, that was our strongest weapon an internal debate within the administration and debates with congress was to be able to say this is what the president promised. we ha
families hesitate to use the word "bought his and." because "-- autism. we call it the "a" word. i have been involved with doctors for eight years discussing the treatment issues. because no action has been taken, thousands more children have suffered damage and their family's lives have been destroyed. the care will not only fall to their families, but appears in general. they cannot work and must collect disability checks. lifetime care for a child like robin will cost millions of dollars. i have accepted your invitation because i want to set the record straight. you cannot address autism without addressing some other a words. we have the sickest generation of children with one in nine children suffering from asthma, one in six with some form of narrow development disorder, and a least 150 with some sort of what is and disorder -- autism disorder. agencies charged with protecting the health of our children suffer from serious financial conflicts of interest. these government agencies need to be held accountable. senators, it is difficult for me to sit at this table and tell you that y
us as well -- ms. greely has joined us as well. as we look for senior wellness, we are looking at all aspects of senior life. look forward to hearing from you as well. >> thank you to all of you for being here. our role in this universe is to visit a wonderful programs like this and promote their good work. if you want to know what we do at the administration on aging, you just need to visit here. it is wonderful to be here with council member bowser to work with the mayor and dr. brown. it takes all of us working to gather. the mission of the administration on aging from the beginning has been to provide support for seniors, to help the senior aging community. we want to focus on health. everyone to focus on independence. that is what you do here. if you look at any of the program to have, the focus is on nutrition, the health and exercise programs. i spent a lot of time talking to dr. brown could is becoming increasingly more important that we showed good outcomes. when we help a senior achieve good health, it must show. this started with a partnership that we have been working with
and i needed some direction. the other thing i mean to tell you if i used to refer people here. ok? i'm a vietnam vet. i've retired from the va in d.c. for 35 years. i know how to give back. i'm not appear to ask you for anything for me. i'm here to ask you for something for this program. i need for you to network with your people. i need for mr. smith and mr. garfunkel to network with their people and open up these jobs, doors, open up some profit opportunities for people like this to be available. because we are here to save our lives. . >> this is about life and death. a lot of times i think people do not realize -- and the reason why i have this sense of urgency is because that i know that somebody needs it bridge at a certain moment. without that bridge at a certain moment -- it is interesting. talking about bridges, i got a letter today, it is in my car, she is in prison and this is a lesson for all of us. this lady is in prison and she wrote me a letter, saying, congressman cummings, i wrote you and thank you for writing me back. because, she said, the day i got your letter was
of the special olympics. >> today many of you will win but even more important i know you will be brave. let us begin the olympics. thank you. [applause] >> eunice is tireless and a fearless and reflects a sense of goodness, so it's very difficult for people to say no to eunice. after president kennedy was sworn in, he used to joke he feared seeking eunice because she always had an agenda. >> per fingerprints are on the legislation, schools, institutions, perceptions, and i think most important of individual lives. [applause] >> most of all i see that i have rights. we have a right to live and enjoy life to the fullest. still today almost 3 million people take part in a special olympics, and it started with one leedy who gave 48 years of her life to show the world what we can do. ♪ >> i love to be with my special friends and i like to learn from them. i learned persistence, i learned guts, i learned courage. this is the future. love, the hope, the faith to bring peace and bring excellence to our special friends through sports. ♪ [applause] >> what a happy event this is. it's a such pleasure
. >> it has been delightful having you. thank you for coming in speaking to us. if you come up with any ideas, please let us know. >> i got turned down a lot of times and has go. i promise you i will work not just because i want the support. i believe i'm a representative first. i love these town halls. i'm a congressperson produced the cannot do it unless you are communicating with everyone. >> it is your turn for the elevator pitch. . . pitch. you are trapped in an elevator with a blogger, and you have two minutes to explain why they should support you in the primary. >> i have been very fortunate. i have done everything i have wanted to do in life, commanded a ship. a ship. i got 47. i could not get a prom date, could not get someone to marry me. then my daughter had her tumor. and not in this to pay back. you go throughout this state, this wonderful place, where it is the birthplace of freedom, and people are hurt, and we've begun -- we forgot. when i see a man in the county and ask him how is the recession hurting you? he says not that bad because we were hurting so much anyways. somethi
. so the unintended consequences of that defined term existing life think may be hurting us as it relates to these other efforts, and i just wonder since there is no evidence of that and since we understand the importance of this comprehensive peace agreement achieving as it is desired in 2011i am wondering if we are again on one of those paths of unintended consequences and i wonder if he might respond to that. >> you're exactly correct there is no evidence and the intelligence community that supports being on the state sponsor of terrorism. what we have found is the consequences of the sanctions that resulted from that are preventing collis from has to come through port sudan and khartoum and sanctioned so what is happening is we are hurting not only the local level humanitarian level that people because they can't download educational programs and that kind of thing but in addition we are actually hurting the very developmental things we become able if they choose to secede. a viable economic state. the worst things are now sanctions and so donner exactly right at some po
had some angels with us today. patrick's mom passed away a couple of weeks ago and my grandmother a few days ago. it's been a long time coming. >> it's been 50 races, and i know your folks are watching at home. what do you want to tell them? >> i just think of my mom right now. >> what a tough day for him. rewarding, nonetheless. a quick look at the points standings. not much change. tony stewart increased his lead by a few points over jenni johnson. this actually the official race results. hamlin, montoya, bowyer, kasey kahne finished with five. >> coming up a little bit later, he may not have finished in the top 10 but jimmie johnson's performance on monday was nothing short of remarkable. more on that in a little bit. >> former giants wide receiver plaxico burris was indicted monday on a grand jury weapons charge after he shot himself in the leg in a new york city nightclub back in november. the do it charged burress with two counseled of criminal possession of a weapon and one count of reckless endangerment. if he's convicted, he faces a minimum sentence of 3 1/2 years. the gu
. they want to shut down conservatives from speaking. it is a new world for liberals. it used to be they had pretty much 100% control of all information dissemination in america. now you have these tiny little breaches in the wall of sound with talk radio and the internet so what they want to do? shut them down. >> host: early one morning just been published you were being interviewed by howard smith on pbs and he said you talk about victims and dictum put in america but the more i listen to you i think that you are the one claiming victimhood, that you are the victim of the left-wing conspiracy and he held out his arms and said you should have across. what is howard smith struggling with? [laughter] .. how is chris werner going to get out there and heather macdonald? we have so many fantastic writers in new york, some and fantastic right wing writers and you are buying your head against the wall just to get attention for a book in even a best-selling book, even your seventh best-selling book when it's that hard for me to get on tv what does that say about the conservatives people love norma
stroke. luke, we talk about it as a market correction as luke joins us now from inside the orioles' clubhouse. you seem to get more and more comfortable at the plate. tell us about your stroke. >> this game is full of ups an downs, and this game will measure you. we're going to go through tests, and we're going to go through low points, and you just have to battle through them. you have to dig in and keep with your routine and go out there and be prepared and have a good day. you never know what can lap. >> luke, you've had an opportunity now to be at first base for a couple of games and i'm curious to find out how you feel playing the bag. do you think it will take you long to get settled in there? >> i'm getting used to it. it is a different game. the ball gets on you quicker. you have different action. you have places to back up on almost every play. it is a lot more fun. i have been enjoying it as well. i take my reps during batting practice. i get my ground balls. i think with time and repetition i'll get better. >> i think you're selling yourself short because after the game
of medicare and medicaid payments for providers worries us a bit, because i believe it was the congresswoman who mentioned the fact that if you cut back on provider payments, providers will back out of medicare and medicaid programs. that is a short summary of our non-position on health care reform. i will wrap it up and weaken open questions. -- and we can open questions. [applause] >> thank you, charles. i am going hand this meeting over to the guy you really want to talk to, congressman connolly. i will come back at the end when we have to cut it off and leave this room. we're doing something slightly different in order to get as many questions as possible. steve is going to be on this side with microphone. raise your hand, steve. sharon is on this side with a microphone. rather than moving around a room, we are coming to you. we think that will expedite things and make it happen quicker. without further ado, congressman, the floor's yours. >> can you hear me? this is a residence forum. we're going to take questions first from the residence of greensprings. there are another hundred resid
on jobless claims but also the current population survey, which the u.s. census bureau does come and take a survey of 60,000 households. one of the question they ask is are you actively looking for work. i know there has been a debate about when people feel things are turning around and feel they have a chance of finding a job, they will say yes, i am, versus, no, i am not looking. some view and implement rates going up not necessarily -- it may actually be a silver lining in that cloud, and it comes to the debate here. but things in cleveland and ohio are still pretty bleak. we are at 11.1%. that was for june, so we are still higher. we will find out what that means in a couple of weeks in terms of if there has been a reversal of that, if we are slowing down here. you know, there are glimmers of hope. today, a steel mill that has been offline for a few months is probably going to start rehiring, so i guess the bottom line is there are conflicting figures. host: stimulus money -- how much of that came to cleveland, ohio, and has there been any effect? guest: at this point, ohio is slated
system that promotes prevention rather than just managing diseases will require all of us to do our part. and safeway, which is rewarding workers for taking better care of their health while reducing health care cost miss the process. if you're one of the 3/4 of safeway workers enrolled in the program, you can get screened for problems like high blood pressure. >> the committee is not in order. i cannot hear the gentleman. >> gentleman is correct. committee will please come to order. >> it's a program that has helped safeway cut health care costs by over 13%. we are open to doing more to help employers adopt and expand programs like this. this is president obama's comment. with regards to the theme i'll reiterate on helping or -- strike the word helping. healthy people cost less. if 75% of health care costs come from four major conditions, cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity, if we can have an impact upon human behavior, we can prevent some of these conditions. that's, in fact, what this amendment is all about. with that i will yield back my time. who seeks recognition?
. phil mickelson playing the first time since the u.s. open. dealing with his wife and his mother's cancer. mickelson struggled on the front nine. started on the back near 11. his second hole, would double bogie that hole. then on 18. this is for par. the lefty shot a 3 over 30 on the front nine. but on his back nine, mickelson turned it around. the third shot on the par 5, second hole. high, flop shot gets it close. he would birdie from there. par 3, 7th, this is for birdi birdie. lefty shot a 3 under 3 # on his back nine to finish at even par at 70. shot of the day comes from ernie els. second shot of the par 4 first hole. from 137 yards away. in for an eagle. lefty or big easy shot a 71. tiger woods started his day on the front nine. here on the 15rbgs chipping for birdie. almost went down. he'd tap in for par. on the par 3, 12th. this for birdie. that one does go in. tiger gets to 1 under. tiger on the par 4, 13th this for birdie as well. >> >> tiger shot a 68. but he and everyone else chasing this guy right now. paddy harrington for birdie on the 7th. his 16th hole. this for
you think that will happen and should it bother us if it doesn't? >> guest: i had dinner with the former president of china just a few months ago and i said mr. president but is the biggest problem you face in china and successor faces and time and just like that he responded to many chinese and then he reminded me that he once said that you can't move rapidly towards a democracy in a country 1.5 billion almost people. i think he's right. that is a practical matter. he is right. still today china is vastly different politically from china 20 years ago and is changing. there is the beginnings of a system of law. it is very important, there is massive access to the internet, there is a young girl chinese generation. hundreds of thousands i think might even millions of chinese travel abroad. you go to france today you see these massive groups of people from england as tourists all of that is transforming the country and i think it is in our interest china be accommodated in to the international system. and they shouldn't be made to feel that we are somehow or other an obstac
anyplace you want to. but i know the president is saying that geisinger has a very, very good plan. i use it but they no longer take medicare or the part c. and you sign a paper that you may be charge extra, you know, but the problem in there is they're taking you. but now they have this little piece they call geisinger fee. it's like -- it's like down in tennessee, the one hospital calls it a facility fee. and it's $100 when you walk in the door. so i had changed my eye doctor to where i don't have to pay $100 to walk in the door or my insurance company doesn't and he accepts the $30 fee. i'm very, very well satisfied with that. host: naomi, could i ask you, what is your monthly premium for your medicare part c? caller: my part b? host: part c? caller: nothing. i have nothing. i pay nothing. pand i just -- and humana has gotten in touch with me and told me that with the income that i have monthly from social security, which is all that i have, that pennsylvania has a program to cover the part b, which is the $96. and i've been approved of that. was approved july 20. and that will give me
make some great plays. look at this shot right here. a back handed 360 move. he actually uses the turf to his benefit. let's watch it again. he's going to bounce this paul so he makes sure that the first buysman get this best hop. uses the turf in his favor. perfectly again, unbelievably good play. we are going to get a chance to see it again. very nice the way he uses that. melvin, good job on tonight's defense. >> being a soccer player, i think it gives him a lot of agility, right? >> it does. he never ceases to amaze me at how much range he'll show you, eve at the age he is right now. >> i think you could say he might be the send best third baseman the orioles have ever had next to problems. >> well, that's right. he has made some unbelievable great plays. brooks is the best every, but melvin mora is pretty darn good. >> now, the twins also had some great defensive plays tonight. one of them almost ended up in the seats with span. >> oh, span got a great jump on a ball down the left filed line, and watch how fast he goes for this ball. even though he's getting close to that bullpen,
economic ideas are in the use one of their early prototypes. and you mentioned and the constitution, earlier you mentioned in this sector brothers. another said that the book is filled with great characters. talk about two brothers and how the constitution ended up helping them out of the kind of dark place. >> guest: remember the supreme court was a conservative court what we would call conservative they decided the scottsboro so they were both, they regarded as bigoted and conservative and retrograde and shecter brothers were a small chicken slaughter business, there are kosher jewish pressures in ralph avenue and ever prosecuted under the nra and their the case that was paid to go to the supreme court to approve the constitutionality at the end are a. >> host: it was unclear if it actually fit into the commerce clause. >> guest: the commerce clause limits of the federal government can two in the state's. >> host: has to apply to interstate commerce. >> guest: and it did the nra bridge to that and everyone knew they needed to be a test this of this chicken goodness, in another cas
at him, and there's a lot of pluses, so i think he's good for both of us, and he'll be in uniform tomorrow, start sunday. >> john smoltz won nearly 60% of his games with the braves, and opponents batted .235 against him, but in eight starts with the red sox, 2-5 with an e.r.a. above 8, while opponents batted .348 against him. >> the signing of john smoltz to me gives st. louis the advantage going in the division. we know he was a dominant closer, we know he was a dominant starter. it didn't work out in boston. why? because he wasn't ready to pitch. two, the division he was pitching in the american league east is the best offensive division on the planet, so to ask john smolts to be at his advanced age coming off injury and say let's go get these guys out, to me it was the wrong move by the red sox. st. louis is getting a very versatile guy, a fifth starter, but he can also be a setup man for ryan franklin, and when you see the work he's going to do with dave duncan, the best pitching coach in baseball right now for the st. louis cardinals, you'll see a new and rejuvenated john smo
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